Member Benefits–FAQs and Current Projects!

Ever wondered exactly what membership in TeenNow California means? You’re not alone! Please find some FAQs below and contact us if you have other questions.

What is TeenNow California? TeenNow California is a state-wide non-profit organization that provides training, technical assistance, advocacy, and professional development opportunities to those working with adolescents. We offer webinars, regional trainings, annual conferences, weekly and monthly e-newsletters, and other special events to ensure those concerned with preventing teen pregnancy, supporting young families, and promoting adolescent sexual health have the knowledge, skills and resources to do their work effectively. Aside from our annual scholarship opportunity, we generally do not work directly with teens.  We support those who do. 

How long have you been around? Since 1971.

Why should I be a member? Being a member gives you the benefits and power of the only state-wide organization that focuses solely on teen parenting and pregnancy prevention. Networking opportunities abound. Even if your work does not directly relate to adolescent sexual health, your membership shows your support for the work we do and for pregnant and parenting teens in California.

What exactly does my membership include?

What are some current projects you’re working on?

  • Sex Ed Film Festivals (currently working on collaborative festivals in Los Angeles and Riverside
  • Scholarships (applications for scholarships for expectant and parenting teens due March 29, 2013)
  • Conferences (check our events page for the latest updates)
  • Advocacy (we’re currently advocating for the Cal-SAFE programs)
  • Monthly webinars (events page is where it’s at)
  • Fundraisers with local businesses and supporters (current fundraiser with Broadway San Diego! Use Code: TNCA)
  • And more!! We’re busy.

How can I be more involved? Join TeenNow California to enjoy the benefits of membership or to support the work we do. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Pinterest. Join our email list. Attend an event or workshop. Make a contribution to TeenNow California. TeenNow California is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Got more questions? Ask us: tnca@teennowcalifornia.org

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Welcome to New Board President Jen Barber!

Jennifer0109retwebWe’d like to welcome Jennifer Barber, MPH, as the incoming TeenNow California Board President (Jan 1, 2013-2015). Jennifer is currently Executive Director & Founder of The Talk Institute and works part-time as the Adolescent Health Coordinator for Borrego Health in the Coachella Valley. Jennifer has been a board member in multiple regions of California for TNCA for 8 years. She has worked with several youth development agencies over her career including: Camp Fire USA, Girl Scouts of America, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. She has also taught as a professor for many years at two local colleges, been a substitute teacher for her local school district, and is a master trainer and sexuality expert.  She brings with her an entrepreneurial spirit, infectious passion, and a clear vision of our core values as an organization. We are honored to have her lead TeenNow California!
TeenNow California Board President Brian Hayes has completed his term and is leaving the board (and California!) to be closer to family and to continue his career in sexuality education on the East Coast. Some TNCA highlights for Brian include, “Being able to meet people from all over the state who are just as passionate about this work as me. It never ceases to amaze me how many people share my love for helping young people make positive decisions with their lives.” Brian says, “I will be taking so much from my experience with TNCA.  From planning large scale conference, to speaking with Government officials, there is so much that TNCA has given to me.  I have gained valuable experience on running  collaboratives, on organizing advocacy campaigns, and even running confernce calls and online trainings.” We’ll miss Brian terribly and wish him the best of luck in his endeavors!

2013 Scholarships Available!

We are pleased to announce that our annual scholarships for expectant and parenting teens and teen leaders are now OPEN for 2013! Deadline is March 29, 2013. You can find the applications online here: http://teennowcalifornia.org/scholarships.php

Scholarships for expectant and parenting students are awarded by region.  A $300 Regional Scholarship Award will be given to a senior in each of the 8 TeenNow regions. Each regional applicant will then compete for the STATE Scholarship of an additional $500. One $500 scholarship is available for teens in leadership roles in adolescent health.

Also, please remember that we can’t offer these scholarships without your support. We are in the middle of a fundraising drive to support our scholarship program. For more information about the scholarship program, and to donate, please click here.

Eligibility Requirements (for expectant or parenting teens scholarship):

  • Male and female high school graduating seniors who are expectant or parenting
  • Currently attending a high school within the state of California
  • Planning to pursue further education or training after high school
  • Sponsorship by a current TeenNow California member

EACH APPLICANT MUST BE SPONSORED BY A CURRENT TEENNOW CALIFORNIA MEMBER. If you with to sponsor and are not sure whether you are a current member, please contact tnca@teennowcalifornia.org to check our membership records. Any applicant who does not have a current member as a sponsor will be disqualified. To become a sponsor in your area or find a sponsor in your region, contact us at tnca@teennowcalifornia.org. To become a member click here.

Eligibility Requirements (for teens in leadership roles in adolescent health scholarship):

  • Male and female high school graduating seniors who volunteer or work in the field of adolescent reproductive health within the state of California
  • Currently attending a high school within the state of California
  • Planning to pursue further education or training after high school
  • Sponsorship by a current TeenNow California member

EACH APPLICANT MUST BE SPONSORED BY A CURRENT TEENNOW CALIFORNIA MEMBER. If your sponsor is not sure whether they are a current member, please contact tnca@teennowcalifornia.org to check our membership records. Any applicant who does not have a current member as a sponsor will be disqualified. To become a sponsor in your area or find a sponsor in your region, contact us at tnca@teennowcalifornia.org. To become a member click here.

GOOD LUCK!